Triskell Pacha, withup, rallied to win today's Q+ Prix de Langeais at Paris-Vincennes.
The seven year-old gelded son of Filio Josselyn defeated 19 rivals to take the winners share of the 85,000 euro purse for owner/trainer David Cherbonnel. The race was contested over 2850 meters with finishers two through five handicapped 25 meters. The winner secured his 11th career win now with earnings of 280,320 euros. The Q+ exact order winning ticket paid 5,455 euros excluding the 3.55 million euro jackpot.January 30, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix de Langeais, 85,000 euro purse, 2850 meters, 20 starters, Quinte+ with jackpot 3.55 euro million 1.14.8kr
1st Triskell Pacha (7g Filio Josselyn-Derose de la Butte),up for owner/trainer David Cherbonnel, 2.1/1, his 11th career win
2nd Sierra Leone (8f John Arifant-Une d'Havetot), Jean-William Hallais trainer/driver, 11/1, 25 meter handicap
3rd Starter du Rib (8g-Jiviga), Mathier Abrivard, 31/1, 25 meter handicap
4th Sissi du Morin (8f Grassano-Haltise du Morin),up, 10/1, 25 meter handicap
5th Tornade du Digeon (7f-Herlane du Terme), J-M Bazire, 4.8/1, 25 meter handicap
The Gr. III Prix de Verdun (2700 meters, 11 starters, 105,000 euro purse) for five year-olds was the day's racing feature and it went to Villeroi (5mJanuary 30, 2013 Paris-Vincennes, Prix de Verdun, Gr. III, 105,000 euros purse, 2700 meters, 11 starters 1.14.4kr -Pocahontas-Defi d'Aunou) with trainer Jean-Etienne Dubois aboard. Villeroi recorded his fifth lifetime win and increased earnings to 255,590â‚¬ for owner Antonio De Sousa. He defeated the good mare Violetta Mauzin handled by .
1st Villeroi (5m-Pocahontas-Defi d'Aunou), Jean-Etienne Dubois, 7.8/1, fifth career victory for earnings of 255,590 euros, owner Antonio De Sousa
2nd Violetta Mauzin (5f-Ocely de la Merite), , 3/1
3rd Vaillant Cash (5m-Kara du Redon), Mathieu Abrivard, 3/1
4th Voluntary Dream (5m-Luna d'Odyssee), Jean-Philippe Dubois, 9/1
5th Viva la Vida (5f Quaro-Perriere), Pierre Vercruysse, 14/1
Holland's Berry's Boy took the Prix Chambery for European males over the 2700 meter grand piste. The six year-old gelded son ofJanuary 30, 2014 Paris-Vincennes, Prix Chambery European males, 18 starters, 48,000 euro purse, 2700 meters 1.14.6kr scored in 1.14.6kr to increase career earnings to 108,750 euros with his eight lifetime win. Jan-F Van Dooyeweerd trains the winner who scored at 18/1 for reinsman Pierre Vercruysse. This pair rallied to gain a short lead after the field turned into the long stretch and held off a host of competitors for a nose verdict. Italy's Oneghin del Ronco, also by , was second for J-M Bazire and trainer Vincent Tufano.
1st Berry's Boy (6g-Realy Furniture-Incredible Crafts), Pierre Vercruysse up for trainer Jan-F Van Dooyeweerd, 18/1 odds, eighth career win for 108,750 euros in earnings (Holland)
2nd Oneghin del Ronco (6m-Talia del Ronco-Park Avenue Joe), J-M Bazire up for trainer Vincenzo Tufano, 5/1 (Italy)
3rd Unix des Forges (6g Nuage de Lait-Ottawa d;Orgeres),, 5.3/1
4th Uvaro Vet (6m-Harmonie Chery), Bertrand Le Beller, 6.8/1
5th Omas NP (6g Brandy dei Fiori-Franciosa Fgf), Ferdinando Pisacane, 49/1 (Italy)
In separate news it was reported that Prix d'Amerique winner Maharajah was returned to Sweden and will not contest the Prix de France.
It was also reported that now 11 year-old Commander Crowe has returned to light training in the stable ofwho stated that the veteran Swedish registered gelded campaigner would only return to the races if physically fit.
The coming weekend feature at Vincennes is the 200,000 euro monte Prix de L'Ile de France. Roxane Griff heads the eight horse field, making this her third major event appearance in as many weeks. She won the Prix de Cornulier on January 19 and then raced tough in the Prix d'Amerique last Sunday. Camille Levesque ridden Quarry Bay may be a major competitor in this one.
by Thomas H. Hicks for Harnesslink.com